Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Popcorn . My animal id is #47932. I am a desexed female black dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 2 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 24-Nov-2018.


Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Popcorn is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Popcorn is suitable to go Home with an Experienced dog adopter based on in-shelter behavioral observations.

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A volunteer writes: Oh my goodness - Popcorn is sooooo incredibly sweet and gentle! She can be a bit shy with new people, but seems to want nothing more than to connect with them. She came right up to me when called and politely stood there as I pet her, just soaking up all the attention. Head pets, cheek rubs, back scratches - she loved it all! Then she gently stood up to give me a doggie hug. What a sight that must have been - human and dog standing there embracing in the middle of a Brooklyn street! And she was so funny when she gave me her paw unsolicited - I actually think she was attempting to hop into my lap. (When I later asked "give paw", she just looked at me like she had no idea what that meant). Oh, and she loves treats! Popcorn came in as a stray so we don't know her history, but she did very well on her behavior assessment and has done a good job of managing her stress. If you'd like to meet this super-sweet, loveable girl, then come on down to the Brooklyn ACC shelter where she's patiently awaiting her forever home.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 62.4 lbs


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 yr Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior - timid, stiff body posture, nervous tail wag, ears back, did not warm up during exam] no growling Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective T = P = WNL R = WNL BCS 2.5/5 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pink, mild tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: FI, prominent mammary glands MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment Apparently healthy Prognosis: Good Plan: SURGERY: Okay for surgery


Pre-surgery exam Subjective: BARH. Active, allows all handling. No csvd. Objective: EENT: eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl ORAL: Clean adult dentition, no oral lesions, pink mm HL: NMA, RR, Lungs C&E INTEG: GHC, no ectos noted MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: FI, no vulvar d/c, no MGTs NEURO: A&A A: Apparently healthy P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for surgery tomorrow Start on trazodone 100mg PO BID x7d until 12/6 Excellent prognosis


Progress exam-New CIRDC noted on rounds History: Intake 11/25-APH. 11/29-started on trazodone 11/30-spayed and started on caprofen post op Subjective: BAR. Mucoid nasal d/c and sneezing. Objective: EENT: mucoid nasal d/c bilaterally, no ocular d/c ou L: Eupneic, normal RR/RE but sneezing MSI: Ambulatory x 4, good haircoat CNS: mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: CIRDC Plan: Start baytril 10mg/kg PO SID x14d until 12/16 Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID x14d until 12/16 Continue trazodone until 12/6 Continue carprofen until 12/5 Recheck at day 7 Move to iso Prognosis: Good


H: Reassess Trazodone S: BARH. Sneezing. No cvd. Hyperactive in front of cage. Eyes: Grossly appropriate OU. Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: Mild serous nasal discharge. Lungs: Eupneic Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 5/9 Integument: Otherwise unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal. Assessment: CIRDC Plan: Continue baytril 10mg/kg PO SID x14d until 12/16 Continue doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID x14d until 12/16 Continue trazodone until 12/13 Recheck at day 7


Progress exam History: Intake 11/25-APH. 11/29-started on trazodone 11/30-spayed and started on caprofen post op 12/2-started on doxycycline and baytril for CIRDC Subjective: BAR. Moderate serous nasal d/c and sneezing. Great appetite Objective: EENT: moderate serous nasal d/c bilaterally, no ocular d/c ou L: Eupneic, normal RR/RE but sneezing MSI: Ambulatory x 4, good haircoat CNS: mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: CIRDC Plan: Continue baytril 10mg/kg PO SID until 12/16 Continue doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID until 12/16 Continue trazodone until 12/13 Recheck at day 10 Iso Prognosis: Good


Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow

During intake Popcorn pulled on the leash to approach counselor and sniff. Her body become low and displayed whale eyes. Her also sniffed her surroundings. Her body got low when collaring and scanning for a chip. She walk into the crate.

Basic Information:: Popcorn is a black and white, large female dog that is possible 4 years old. Popcorn was found as a stray on a busy road. Finder noticed the lost dog and brought her to the care center.

Previously lived with:: Unknown

How is this dog around strangers?: Unknown behavior around strangers. Finder stated that the dog wagged her tail and she approached and jump into the car. The dog was friendly and playful.

How is this dog around children?: Unknown behavior around children. Behavior is unknown around children.

How is this dog around other dogs?: Unknown behavior around dogs. Behavior is unknown around dogs.

How is this dog around cats?: Unknown behavior around cats. Behavior is unknown around cats.

Resource guarding:: Behavior is unknown.

Bite history:: Popcorn did not attempt to bite finder.

Housetrained:: No

Energy level/descriptors:: high

Other Notes:: Behavior is unknown.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: No medical illness reported or injury upon intake.

For a New Family to Know: Behavior is unknown.

Date of intake:: 11/24/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no known history

Date of assessment:: 11/29/2018

Look:: 1. Dog's eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.

Sensitivity:: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog's mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.

Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.

Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.

Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.

Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.

Summary:: Popcorn was a bit timid though warmed up readily and allowed all handling.

Summary (1):: Popcorn was brought in as a stray so her behavior around other dogs is unknown. Here at the Care Centers, Popcorn is nervous an is uncomfortable with most social interactions. She mostly avoids the other dogs and seeks attention from the handlers instead. She briefly shows interest in a select few dogs before walking away. The Behavior Department recommends that Popcorn is placed in a home with resident dogs that are respectful and match her calm demeanor. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision. 11/25: When off leash at the Care Center, Popcorn enters the yard slowly, with a lowered body and head. She remains nervous throughout the session but does loosen up and solicits attention from the male dog. Popcorn also tolerates his genital licking. 11/26: Popcorn continues to be hesitant when interacting with other dogs. She does tolerate their greets, face-to-face and genital but quickly moves away when she has the opportunity. 11/27: Popcorn briefly explores the yard, ignoring the novel female dog. After several minutes, she approaches her to exchange greets and heightens and slightly tenses her posture. She walks away after handlers interrupt the interaction. 11/28: Popcorn mostly sought the attention from handlers while exploring the yard.

Date of intake:: 11/24/2018

Summary:: Whale eyed, low body

Date of initial:: 11/25/2018

Summary:: Timid, tense, ears back

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Popcorn so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Potential challenges: : Fearful

Potential challenges comments:: Fearful: Popcorn is timid with new people. She manages her stress well and has not escalated or shown any aggression, but she does need time to warm up to new people. She does best with a slow approach, and should be permitted to greet new people at her own pace and to initiate interaction (rather than being approached and pet immediately by a new person) so she has time to adjust and become comfortable before she is handled. She should be spoken to softly and gently.